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Case Docketing and Management System (CDMS)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an Operating Administration (OA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with a core mission to reduce commercial motor vehicle-related crashes and fatalities. To carry out the Agency’s mission, various statutes authorize the enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), and the Federal Motor Carrier Commercial Regulations (FMCCRs), and provide both civil and criminal penalties for violations of these regulations by motor carriers and other entities regulated by FMCSA (collectively referred to as motor carriers).

When the Agency brings a civil enforcement action against a motor carrier, the motor carrier has the opportunity to contest the action before the Agency decision maker. In support of this process, the Adjudications Division (MC-CCA) of FMCSA’s Office of the Chief Counsel (MC-CC) has developed a system named the Case Docketing and Management System (CDMS) which:  (1) motor carriers and their representatives use to submit petitions and other pleadings in order to contest the Agency enforcement action; (2) MC-CCA uses to manage the processing, workflow, tracking, and reporting of the contested actions (cases); (3) the Enforcement Division of MC-CC (MC-CCE) uses to manage cases and submit pleadings in defense of the Agency action; and (4) the public uses to view petitions and other pleadings that have been docketed. 

While the system does not directly collect personally identifiable information (PII), there are instances where PII may be submitted within the documents provided by motor carriers and other entities regulated by FMCSA. This PIA discusses how CDMS collects, processes, and stores documents that contain PII. 

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Last updated: Thursday, January 6, 2022